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All folders in Bookmarks Menu now grey in color? Is this color new to 56.0?

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After 56.0 update today all folders in Bookmarks Menu show in grey - not the same color as in 55 and before. Has there been a change in folder color in 56.0? Or could it be that someone has hacked into and is messing with my computer? Firefox is GREAT.

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Mine are gray also.

I hate to nitpick, but the yellow folders were much easier on the eyes. Now, the sidebar entries are just a big blob of gray. Yechhh!

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Mine are gray also.

I hate to nitpick, but the yellow folders were much easier on the eyes. Now, the sidebar entries are just a big blob of gray. Yechhh!

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Oh yes, I see. The Bookmarks Sidebar icons look totally different. Same with the Library window ("Show All Bookmarks").

Bookmark folders still use the traditional yellow icons on the drop-down menu(s) and bookmarks toolbar.

Someone probably will come up with a way to modify the gray icons at some point.

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Also see this question.

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I have the same problem.

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Not sure why the color was changed. Graphically speaking, gray is NOT the optimal color. So will we be allowed to change this to something of better contrast?

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As mentioned above, see this question for an explanation and fairly easy way to change the Bookmark items in the Bookmarks Sidebar, Library and Toolbar.

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but, there is not a official answer????

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Lombard.Lombard said

but, there is not a official answer????

The forum is staffed primarily by volunteers, so what we say is not official. Generally speaking, it was an intentional change away from image files to SVG (a language for describing line drawings) and there isn't a built-in way to change the colors of icons. That's why custom style rules are needed.

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I agree as gray isn't the best color I like mine to look like a brown manila folder just makes more color sense to me!

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Please restore the bright yellow!

There's already too much shades of grey in real life.

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Hi Takahira, you can take this into your own hands for the time being by using a custom style rule in a userChrome.css file.

If you have never created a userChrome.css file:

(1) Create a chrome folder in your Firefox profile folder -- in the following article, follow steps #1 through #3:

https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html

(2) Download this starter file and move it into that chrome folder

https://www.userchrome.org/samples/userChrome-color_bookmark_folders.css

(3) right-click > Rename that file so it's just userChrome.css

The next time you start Firefox, the folder should have the colors in the second image on this page:

https://www.userchrome.org/what-is-userchrome-css.html

If you already have a userChrome.css file:

Add the code below the second image on this page:

https://www.userchrome.org/what-is-userchrome-css.html

Of course, your preferred shade of yellow may vary. I had to dim it a bit because if it's too bright, I can't make out its shape.

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Thx it works like a charm :)

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thank you "jscher2000" for your information; i have restored the yellowish colour to the bookmarks folders, fbmosquera

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jscher2000 -

Thank you for the information. The lack of color didn't bother me until recently. I changed the "slightly muted gold" to GoldenRod, just my personal preference. I use CSS on several forums to indicate which threads I've visited or written in,

Here's list of colors in case anyone is interested. https://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_names.asp

Thanks again

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That css ALMOST works. It only changes the outline of the folder icon to the yellow color. The folder itself is still grey with a grey background and difficult to see. How do i change the color of the actual folder itself?

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Hi FrogSteaks, the folder images are not solid, and changing the fill color doesn't make them more solid. If you don't like those images, you may need to substitute different ones. I have an example here: https://www.userchrome.org/what-is-userchrome-css.html#colorbookmarkfolder

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Wow that LOOKS like EXACTLY what I want to do thank you very much. I'll report back after I make the mods.

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PERFECT THANK YOU SO MUCH! Now if I can only get rid of the animation when I open a new tab and get the border back on the tabs I think it will be perfect! :)